SwitchBlox - Small Ethernet Switch

BotBlox
SKU:
BB-SWB-E-1
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DOCUMENTATION AND CAD

SWITCHBLOX REV E (BB-SWB-E-1) DATASHEET (CURRENT)

SWITCHBLOX REV E (BB-SWB-E-1) EMC RESULTS

SWITCHBLOX REV B/C (BB-SWB-B-1, BB-SWB-C-1) 3D CAD

SWITCHBLOX REV E (BB-SWB-E-1) DIMENSIONAL DRAWING PDF

SWITCHBLOX REV E (BB-SWB-E-1) DIMENSIONAL DRAWING DXF

The Ethernet Switch built for Compact Tech

Need an NDAA compliant version? Check out SwitchBlox NDAA.

SwitchBlox is a small ethernet switch with five 10/100MB ports, specifically designed for space-constrained and noisy environments.

With an overall size of 44.5mm (1.75 inches) by 44.5mm (1.75 inches), SwitchBlox is the smallest network switch in the world, making it perfect for robots, drones, or any space-limited networking application.

Diagram showing the small ethernet switch in a typical robotics network

Plug and play network switch

As an unmanaged network switch, it works straight out the box, all you need to do is...

  1. Apply a 5 to 60V DC supply.
  2. Connect your devices using the included cable set.
  3. It will automatically begin forwarding packets, no coding or setup needed.

Dimensions

We've squeezed all necessary Ethernet circuitry into SwitchBlox without making performance compromises. We use magnetics for improved signal integrity and electrical isolation between each ethernet bus.

Dimensions of the micro ethernet switch

Cabling

We use Molex Picoblade connectors on all our boards to keep them tiny. All boards ship with a cable set included, which consists of...

5 x PicoBlade to RJ-45 300mm (SKU: BB-PBRJ1-4-0.3)
Diagram of the SwitchBlox Data Cable
1 x PicoBlade to bare wires 300mm (SKU: BB-PBTL1-4-0.3)
Diagram of the Universal Power Cable

Ethernet Pinout

Below is a handy graphic that shows how we transition from a Molex Picoblade pinout to the standard RJ-45 ethernet cables. For 10/100 Mbps ethernet we use two differential channels, transmit and receive, for a total of four conductors.

Diagram showing the pinout of the 10/100BASE-T signals on the board and on the RJ-445 connector

Specifications

 Input Voltage Range  5-60V (reverse protected)
 Power Consumption  300mW (Idle), 700mW (Max)
 Output Voltage  5V, 2A (5V test results)
 Ports  5 x 10/100Mb ports
 Operating Temperature

 -10 to +80°C

 Storage Temperature  -65 to +150°C
 Dimensions  44.5mm x 44.5mm x 11.3mm
 PoE  15W (IEEE 802.3af)
 HS Tariff Code  8517620000
 US ECCN  EAR99

 

Covered under the BotBlox Supply Guarantee Program

This board is covered by our supply guarantee, which guarantees availability and low lead times until at least 2028. Read more about the BotBlox Supply Guarantee Program.

Custom Cables

All our boards are shipped with the required 0.3 meter power and data cables included, so you do not need to purchase extra cables. However if you need custom cable lengths for your application, you can order those here

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Cool Components (UK distributor):
https://coolcomponents.co.uk/products/switchblox-a-tiny-5-port-ethernet-switch-designed-for-robotics
Digi-Key (International distributor):
https://www.digikey.com/en/products/detail/botblox/BB-SWB-E-1/13627011
Revision Subrevision Part number Release Date Notes

DOCUMENTATION AND CAD

SWITCHBLOX REV E (BB-SWB-E-1) DATASHEET (CURRENT)

SWITCHBLOX REV E (BB-SWB-E-1) EMC RESULTS

SWITCHBLOX REV B/C (BB-SWB-B-1, BB-SWB-C-1) 3D CAD

SWITCHBLOX REV E (BB-SWB-E-1) DIMENSIONAL DRAWING PDF

SWITCHBLOX REV E (BB-SWB-E-1) DIMENSIONAL DRAWING DXF

The Ethernet Switch built for Compact Tech

Need an NDAA compliant version? Check out SwitchBlox NDAA.

SwitchBlox is a small ethernet switch with five 10/100MB ports, specifically designed for space-constrained and noisy environments.

With an overall size of 44.5mm (1.75 inches) by 44.5mm (1.75 inches), SwitchBlox is the smallest network switch in the world, making it perfect for robots, drones, or any space-limited networking application.

Diagram showing the small ethernet switch in a typical robotics network

Plug and play network switch

As an unmanaged network switch, it works straight out the box, all you need to do is...

  1. Apply a 5 to 60V DC supply.
  2. Connect your devices using the included cable set.
  3. It will automatically begin forwarding packets, no coding or setup needed.

Dimensions

We've squeezed all necessary Ethernet circuitry into SwitchBlox without making performance compromises. We use magnetics for improved signal integrity and electrical isolation between each ethernet bus.

Dimensions of the micro ethernet switch

Cabling

We use Molex Picoblade connectors on all our boards to keep them tiny. All boards ship with a cable set included, which consists of...

5 x PicoBlade to RJ-45 300mm (SKU: BB-PBRJ1-4-0.3)
Diagram of the SwitchBlox Data Cable
1 x PicoBlade to bare wires 300mm (SKU: BB-PBTL1-4-0.3)
Diagram of the Universal Power Cable

Ethernet Pinout

Below is a handy graphic that shows how we transition from a Molex Picoblade pinout to the standard RJ-45 ethernet cables. For 10/100 Mbps ethernet we use two differential channels, transmit and receive, for a total of four conductors.

Diagram showing the pinout of the 10/100BASE-T signals on the board and on the RJ-445 connector

Specifications

 Input Voltage Range  5-60V (reverse protected)
 Power Consumption  300mW (Idle), 700mW (Max)
 Output Voltage  5V, 2A (5V test results)
 Ports  5 x 10/100Mb ports
 Operating Temperature

 -10 to +80°C

 Storage Temperature  -65 to +150°C
 Dimensions  44.5mm x 44.5mm x 11.3mm
 PoE  15W (IEEE 802.3af)
 HS Tariff Code  8517620000
 US ECCN  EAR99

 

Covered under the BotBlox Supply Guarantee Program

This board is covered by our supply guarantee, which guarantees availability and low lead times until at least 2028. Read more about the BotBlox Supply Guarantee Program.

Custom Cables

All our boards are shipped with the required 0.3 meter power and data cables included, so you do not need to purchase extra cables. However if you need custom cable lengths for your application, you can order those here

Revision Subrevision Part number Release Date Notes